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Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey into the Heart of Drumming

Description

Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey into the Heart of Drumming is an hour-long documentary on the life and music of Barbara Borden, an acclaimed and pioneering 68-year-old Mill Valley drummer, composer and teacher. It tells her inspiring life-story in eloquent words and toe-tapping music. Filmed on four continents, it was produced and directed by three-time Emmy-Award winner, David L. Brown. The documentary premiered at the 2013 Mill Valley Film Festival where it was honored with a rare third screening and awarded Runner-up for the Audience Award for Best Documentary.

Filmmaker Bio(s)

David L. Brown (director/producer) is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has produced, written and directed over 80 productions and 14 broadcast documentaries on a variety of issues and topics. His documentaries have received over 85 international awards, include three Emmy Awards, and have been broadcast on PBS and in sixteen countries.

Surfing for Life, his documentary on older surfers as models for healthy aging, was praised by Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle, as 'a treasure, perhaps the most intelligent treatment of surfing ever captured on film.' His documentary on the long and troubled history of the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, The Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story, won two Northern California Emmys including Best Documentary.

Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey into the Heart of Drumming, won runner-up for the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Mill Valley Film Festival.

Film Details
  • Country(ies): USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2013
  • Running time: 62 minutes
  • Director(s): David L. Brown
  • Producer(s): David L. Brown
  • Cinematographer(s): David L. Brown, Vicente Franco, Michael Anderson
  • Editor(s): David L. Brown, Steven Baigel
  • With: Barbara Borden, Sheilah Glover, Derk Richardson, Anna Halprin
  • Website: http://www.kobmovie.com

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